Symbolic Immortality

From: Carlo Strenger’s article You’d better believe it: Daniel Dennett argues that many religious people don’t truly believe. But though I sympathise, it’s a case of wishful thinking Hopefully enough of a clipping to understand where I’m going with my thoughts. What is Dennett’s problem, then? Why can’t he accept the facts, even though heContinue reading “Symbolic Immortality”

The God Delusion – first thoughts

So with all the talk and thoughts about atheism this last week, I thought I should actually read the God Delusion. While I’m only a little ways in, I thought I should make some comments. Dawkins brings up some very good points about organized religion and how it seems to get a free pass inContinue reading “The God Delusion – first thoughts”

Belief in Belief: Interesting Discussion

I’ve been reading and writing a lot on religion/philosophy/existence etc over the last couple days, and as a result of such, my brain is just bouncing around with arguments and thoughts. In the moments before I’m fully awake or asleep my brain auto pilots strange explanations for a God. This morning I woke up toContinue reading “Belief in Belief: Interesting Discussion”

Can God Be Perfect if We Exist?

An interesting post at A Philosopher’s Blog: Can God Be Perfect if We Exist? Currently, we are discussing Spinoza in class. Spinoza presents a rather interesting view of God in that he, Spinoza, is a pantheist. On his view, everything is God. This view contrasts sharply with the usual monotheistic view in which God existsContinue reading “Can God Be Perfect if We Exist?”

Divine Simplicity and Wikipedia Musings

Clippings from different Wikipedia pages. Highlighting and posting things that intrigued me or sounded true to my ideas of God. Give me a break on the whole Wikipedia as a bad source crap… its a fast and easy way to browse information and flag things for further study. Divine Simplicity in Jewish Thought “Hear, OContinue reading “Divine Simplicity and Wikipedia Musings”

A History of God – Clippings

Interesting snippets I underlined or marked. The entire book is interesting but these things must have stood out to me at the time. Page numbers refer to the paperback version of Karen Armstrong’s A History of God. “One of the reasons why religion seems irrelevant today is many of us no longer have the senseContinue reading “A History of God – Clippings”